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Cutty Wren

Status: Active use

Owner: Ian Ridley and David Avery

Area: UK-Thames


Open Launch. Construction: GRP.
Built 1979 by Cygnus Marine at Penryn, Cornwall
Fit out 1979 by Glynne Jones
LOA: 15' 2", Beam: 4' 10", Draft: 1' 0",
Slightly raked stem, transom stern, blue, 4 seats, tiller steering, rope fendering, 4 knots.


John Quick design VWT Designed by John Quick,
Built 1993 by Precision Steam at Tiverton
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 100 psi,
Copper construction,
Inj., chain driven fp, hand fp. S.No.711. Copper tubes and drum.


Twin. 2 1/4" + 2 1/4" X 2"
Built 1973 by Stuart Turner Ltd. at Henley
Design: Swan by: Stuart Turner
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
No.SW102. Cast A frames, chain driven fp, cond. 800 rpm, 3 IHP, hand bilge pump.


3 blades,
Shaft: 1" SS,


1973-75 engine fitted in GREAT WESTERN Hull fitted out and plant installed by first owner Glynne Jones 1979 and used on Brecon & Abergavenny Canal as DWR BERWI. Later owned by Don Merrett, Tewkesbury and Wilf Johns, Pembroke and re-named. Acquired 1999 by Bill Patterson for use on Aire & Calder Navigation. Acquired 2005 by John Barber. Acquired 2008 by Felicity Palmer and David Avery Used extensively at SBA Events and on the Thames. Laid up 2010 due boiler problem during Rally on Lough Erne. Now under shared ownership 2021 Ian Ridley and David Avery

Last Modified: 2021.07.01.

(Felicity Palmer) Dartmouth Regatta, 2009

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(Rod Barber) 2005

(Brian Hillsdon) Brecon Regatta, 1982

(Rod Barber) Hurley, R.Thames, 2005

(David Avery) Beale Park Boat Show, 2009